Honda has announced that it has built its 1 millionth automobile to be exported from the U.S., 25 years after the first U.S.-made Honda was exported to overseas markets. The 1 millionth vehicle was a silver 2013 Honda Accord EX-L sedan, which will find a home in South Korea.
Honda expects that within two years, the automaker will become a "net exporter" of automobiles from North America - exporting more vehicles built in its auto plants in North America than it imports from Japan - as these local production operations take on a larger responsibility for the introduction of global automobiles sold in multiple countries.
"Quality for the world, made in America, has been an important Honda commitment for the past 25 years," said Takanobu Ito, president & CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., in a video message to the gathering. "In the coming years, we will take on the challenge of helping even more customers around the world enjoy Honda products made in the USA."
Every Honda auto plant in North America builds cars and trucks for export to global markets, including operations in Ohio, Alabama and Indiana. Exported models include the Honda Civic, Accord, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, Crosstour and Ridgeline and the Acura ILX, TL, RDX and MDX.
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